Ukrainian Refugee Circus Magic

Hello! My name is Carly Hodes and my mother and I are gathering funds for our trip to Poland, where we will be putting on a small circus with a group of Ukrainian refugee children. On her podcast Interviews with Innocence, my mom reads what are described as ‘war diaries,’ which are journal entries from a couple (Amber and Paul Kieniewicz) in Poland who have housed countless Ukrainian refugee families and provided them with food, community, and a temporary home. In affiliation with our philanthropic hosts, we will be staying with Amber and Paul and working with the children to create a story that they will perform interwoven with circus acts such as juggling, dancing, and singing. Our goal is to provide an artistic outlet for these young souls and encourage lightness and hope during these dark and unprecedented times. The magic of circus and theater cannot be achieved without the help of your donations that will go towards travel, costumes, supplies for props/set design, and small instruments/trinkets for our band that will play alongside the performers. We so appreciate your help and I will be posting updates on my Instagram, @hodesart
You can also donate to Amber and Paul on their website
I will also be sharing documentation of our process and of the show!


  • Megan McManemin 
    • $1,000 
    • 3 mos
  • Stacey Soboleski 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $750 
    • 3 mos
  • Ewen Marlene 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Carly Hodes 
Laguna Beach, CA
Marla Ann Hodes 

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